Doctor of Musical Arts (Vocal Performance and Pedagogy), University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Master of Music (Vocal Performance), University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
Bachelor of Arts (Music), Luther College, Decorah, Iowa
I always strive to provide a positive and safe learning environment for my students, free from judgment and discrimination. Singing is a subjective art form, and it is important for my students to remember that every person is on his/her own artistic path; no two paths are identical.
Dr. Gougler served as the Artistic Manager for Madison Opera in Madison, Wisconsin, before joining the voice faculty of her alma mater, Luther College. At Luther, she taught applied voice, directed opera scenes, and directed abridged productions of The 25Th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Bye, Bye Birdie at the Dorian Summer Music Camp. While pursuing her DMA at the University of Iowa, she also taught on the faculties of Luther College and Waldorf University, respectively. Her dissertation was selected to be presented at the 55th annual National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) convention in Las Vegas, NV.
As a recital soloist, she has performed both domestically and internationally, most recently in the Czech Republic, singing works such as Handel’s Messiah, Smetana’s Te Deum, and Schubert’s Mass in A-flat Major. Her many operatic roles include the title role in Suor Angelica (Puccini), Governess in Turn of the Screw (Britten), Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte (Mozart), and Mařenka in Prodaná nevěsta (Smetana).
Czech and Slovak art song and operatic repertoire
The art songs of Vítěslava Kaprálová
Opera production and directing
The relationship between singer and collaborative artist
Applied Voice (classical, musical theater, and CCM styles)
Italian, French, and German Diction
Ear Training III
Music in the US
Certification and Memberships
National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)
Pi Kappa Lambda (PKL)
College Music Society (CMS)
Gougler, Kylie T. Czech Arias for Soprano: An Anthology. DMA diss. Iowa City, University of Iowa, 2018.